A man’s story about mental illness was cut from live TV because of the royal engagement and Brits are furious

When the news broke that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had got engaged, the nation could scarcely contain its excitement. And, for much of the day, our television screens were plastered with shots and footage of the happy couple.

But, for one man who travelled from Edinburgh, Scotland, to London to talk about his depression and suicide attempt on TV, the day did not turn out to be as joyous. Brian Wilkie’s scheduled appearance on ITV’s This Morning was cut from the show to make way for the royal wedding news. And, many people have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment that this man’s story wasn’t heard. 

Last week, Ellie Wilkie tweeted a photo of her and her dad Brian with some words about his experience of living with mental illness. 

“This year began with my dad mentally suffering depression and suicide attempt. Today he ends the year starting his new career in becoming a recovery support worker,” she wrote. 

“Words can’t describe how proud we are,” she added. “It’s okay not to be okay.” 

Her tweet went viral, and led to them both being invited to appear on ITV’s This Morning show to tell their story. 

But, due to the royal engagement news, their segment was cut from the show’s schedule. 

“Due to breaking news our story was cut off live TV,” Ellie wrote. “The royal wedding will go ahead however mental health issues will always remain. Until next time Dad.”

Ellie’s tweet gained a great deal of attention online, with many people stating their disappointment that the segment was cut.

Some felt that given the princes’ extensive campaigning on mental health, the royals would have wanted the segment to go ahead. 

Many criticised This Morning for its decision to prioritise the engagement news. 

ITV did not immediately respond to Mashable‘s request for comment. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/itv-this-morning-royal-engagement/

New York Post says boobs are trendy again but, like, when were they not?

The New York Post is getting royally dragged after it tweeted an article declaring “boobs are back,” leaving women everywhere rolling their eyes collectively.

The article, which was originally published by The Sun said “bountiful boobs” are back in style, welcoming the “return of the out-and-proud cleavage”.

“A big-boob movement is happening, and we should embrace it,” read the article. “An uplifted chest means an uplifted mood, after all.” Wow, who knew that all this time boobs weren’t trendy?

Thankfully, the women of Twitter were on hand to proffer their thoughts on the purported new trend.

Anyone got any spare boobs lying around?

Some women were just really thankful they can finally put their boobs back on.

For those of us with “bountiful” breasts, it’s been a difficult time. Thankfully, it’s all behind us now.

Maybe this new trend needs its own anthem. How about a new version of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town?”

One smartypants had a very salient point to make about boobs being “back”.

Phew, thank goodness they’re back.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/02/new-york-post-boobs-back/

The gift that keeps on giving: Give dad the subscription box of his dreams

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So its the Friday before Fathers Day and youre currently gift-less.

Dont freak out.

Drop the gift idea and go for a subscription box. From geeky boxes to monthly bagel subscriptions, this list is sure to have something your dad will love.

See, youre not lazy. Youre showing dad how much you love him every single month.

Nothing better than a NY bagel

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This ones for the dad who cant live without the taste of a real New York bagel. From plain, poppy, cinnamon raisin, and more, half a dozen of these bagels are the perfect gift. Get it here for $24.95 per month.

Satisfy the workout fiend

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Its the perfect gift for your athletic dad. Collect an assortment of fitness equipment, supplements, and apparel to motivate his training. Get it here for $59.95 a month.

Cheers to beers

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The never-ending gift of beer sounds pretty sweet for dad. Twelve exceptionally crafted beers per month, with four different styles. Get it here for $42 per shipment.

Lead a gentleman lifestyle

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Help dad transform from a regular dad to an established gentleman. From pocket squares to patterned socks, this savvy box has it all. Get it here for $25 per month.

For all the meat eaters out there

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Give your dad the gift of cured meats delivered straight to his door courtesy of Carnivore Club. Artisan meats like chorizo, jerky, and charcuterie arrive monthly in a faux-wood box. Get it here for $50 a month.

Foreeeeee the golfer dad

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Is dad always on the course? Get him a Swinger subscription that comes with premium apparel, golf balls of your choice, glove, tees, and more. Get it here for $25 a month.

If your dad is a geek

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Handpicked by geeks, made for geeks. Give dad the gift of limited edition t-shirts and the ultimate nerd collectibles from My Geek Box. Get it here for $19.99 per month.

A passion for pop culture

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Let dad dive deep into the obsession of his choice with a Loot Crate subscription. Harry Potter and Stranger Things are just two of the choices. Get it here for $15.99 per month.

Classy men drink wine

Each month has one red and one white for the best dad out there. You cant go wrong with wine straight to your door. Get it here for $23.96 per month.

Health-nut dad

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Choose your dads preference and get a handpicked box of snacks. Give him some new treats all year round with more than 100 healthy options. Get it here for $13.99 per box.

Man grooming get an upgrade

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Keep your professional dad covered. Hell receive four top-shelf grooming samples and a surprise gadget or accessory in each box to help him look his best. Get it here for $20 per month.


Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/16/subscription-boxes-for-dad/